Husband Appreciation.

"Are these clothes dirty, or are they right next to the washing basket for a reason?"

"Please can you turn your socks the right way round before they go in the wash basket?"

"Your towel hangs up over there...on the towel rail. It doesn't go on the floor or over the shower!"

"Thank you for leaving all the dishes for me to do in the morning, so sweet!"

"It's OK i'll make dinner for the 7th night in a row, then fold laundry, you just rest, you've had a long day."

"Yes your coffee is ready and your lunch is packed. What do you think I've been doing since half 6 this morning??"

OK OK I'll stop now, the title of this post after all is Husband appreciation. This thought came to mind just the other day as I was driving. You see sometimes we as women can find living with men very difficult, sure we love them but sometimes it's just plain hard work. This may not go for all women but I'm sure there are a few of you who can relate to the above dialogue and may have even uttered similar words to your husband, boyfriend or partner recently too.
Sometimes it can be so frustrating and you feel like you've had enough. They think we nag but in reality they don't get that if they did that thing you asked the first time or maybe even the second, you wouldn't have to ask them fifty times. It's not rocket science guys, it's actually rather simple. I for one think men made up the word nagging to make us women seem annoying, when in actual fact, they would find us lovely human beings if they just said yes or did whatever was asked of them a month ago, but that's another story and I'm going way off topic.

Today I wanted to take a minute to actually thank my husband for all the things he does for me rather than criticize him for all the things he may not, because like I said before, whilst I was driving the other day, I thought for a few moments about all the things he has to put up with from me. Yes I'll admit it, as much as I may like to think I am the wonderful, doting, wife, I can be a pretty big pain in the ass too. Here are the things I thought about that I do and why I'm thankful for my husband.

I don't like driving, I do it when necessary but I don't enjoy it.  
My husband will drive me anywhere at any time when asked. Sometimes he will push me because he knows I need to be a grown up but most of the time he just hops in the car and takes me wherever I need/want to go.

I don't like ringing people up. 
Yes at 28 I do not like having to ring important places up, especially if it's to do with a bill issue or some kind of question that may involve slight confrontation. Nine times out of ten, I will tell my husband the details or just ask him to ring up and he will do it.

I am incredibly sentimental and emotional.
I can be happy one minute then "down" the next. I talk a lot about being positive but don't always show it. Throughout all my little mood swings and emotional moments, my husband will hug me, make me listen to motivational stories or just sit and tell me things will be OK. Sometimes he likes to give me advice and sometimes he will just listen. Either way I should appreciate more that he's always there.

I am annoyingly OCD about our apartment and things being in their place.
I'll be honest, I don't think he's quite got the helping me with this part down yet so I'm just going to leave it here as one of my annoying things that he has to live with.

I'm not the best with technology. 
I love writing this blog as well as doing our YouTube videos but while filming the videos is fun, the editing part isn't my favourite. If it's a simple video I can do it no problem but the ones you see with green screen or graphics, they're all him. He will stay up late making a video awesome for us and I'm so grateful that when we have crazy ideas, he helps us bring them to life. If it wasn't for him, our more exciting videos would still just be ideas in our heads.

I talk in circles, change topic of conversation as fast as a new thought pops into my head and talk like I'm auditioning for a theater production based on my life.
This one I'm pretty sure he struggles with but will usually make a joke, pick on me a little then let me proceed with my monologue. He allows me to ramble and get things out of my head even if his brain is probably ready to explode.

There are probably plenty more of my imperfections that I could share, as well as many more things that my husband does that drives me mad, but just for today and what the heck maybe tomorrow, here's to us being two imperfect people, who drive each other crazy but love each other just the same!

Thank you Chris for the 99 things you do right, I'll forget about that 1 thing just for minute!! ;)

Have a great day everyone. How do you cope living with your boyfriends/girlfriends/husbands/wives/partners? What do you do to live in harmony?

Love Kelly

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